Emus are a native Australian bird, although emus and emu products are produced in many other countries in the world. However our range is 100% Australian made with all of the pure emu oil used coming from Australian Government licensed emu farms.
Since the days of the Aboriginal Dreamtime the emu has provided food, clothing and oil for the Australian indigenous people. Farming of emus was started by the aboriginal communities in
Emus (unlike kangaroos) cannot be “harvested from the wild” so native emu populations are not endangered. Also emus are farmed in many other countries in the world, whereas kangaroo products are only supplied from Australian wild kangaroos.
And don’t confuse emus with ostriches. Both are from the family of large flightless birds or ratites but ostriches are farmed for their leather and originated in
“Australian Farmed emus produce genuinely Australian products, which are more in harmony with nature than those produced from traditional introduced European farmed species. At Maleny all of these introduced species, as well as horses and dogs have to be treated for parasites including ticks, worms and paralysis ticks. The emus are resistant to these parasites and don’t need to be treated for these pests.
Another very important aspect in the farming of the emus is that there is no background exposure to antibiotics, hormones and other growth promotants. There is also no use of weedicides or fertilisers in the paddocks that contain the birds. This means that the fat that is produced from the birds is guaranteed to be “SAFE ENOUGH to EAT”. This fact is endorsed by one of the TJURINGA products customers who states as follows:
Sue Eather, Noosa Emu Meat.
“Because of my cancer I have found that I am unable to eat traditional red meat as I react to the chemicals that have been used in the production of the meat. However I have no reaction to the TJURINGA emu meat and it is now the only red meat I eat.”